This version is available now for all System Access packages, including System Access to Go. Windows Live Messenger The command to read the status bar in the conversation window works again.The typing sound is back.When you start a new conversation, System Access will speak your first message, as it should.When you press the accent grave key immediately after opening a waiting conversation window, System Access will read all of the messages sent thus far. Please let us know if this behavior should be changed.The command to read recent activity in the conversation window is now associated with the accent grave key regardless of keyboard layout. By mistake, it was formerly associated with the apostrophe in the U.K. English keyboard layout; it was probably associated with other keys in other non-U.S. layouts. Internet Explorer and Outlook Express System Access now behaves correctly when you try to move to the previous word but you're already at the start of the page or message.Eliminated unwanted mid-sentence pauses in plain-text email messages. Word When you cross a page boundary while moving through a document with the up and down arrow keys, System Access will now speak the new … [Read more...] about Changes in System Access 184.108.40.206
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This version is available now for all System Access packages, including System Access to Go. Fixed a compatibility problem with McAfee VirusScan 8.0 which caused Internet Explorer and Word to crash.Fixed another compatibility problem with McAfee VirusScan which prevented System Access to Go from speaking in Outlook.Fixed a bug which prevented reading of some PDF documents.Eliminated an error that some users encountered immediately after pressing Alt+R the second time in System Access to Go.Fixed a bug in the SAPI 4 implementation which caused the speaking rate to revert to the synthesizer's default after some interruptions. If you had this problem before, please test this new version with your preferred SAPI 4 synthesizer and let us know if the problem is fixed. … [Read more...] about Changes in System Access 220.127.116.11
The Serotek Team wants to thank you for your support of SAToGo. We have had an overwhelming response to our beta release of SAToGo and we are methodically reviewing each and every comment. If you haven't heard from us yet, you will. Many of your comments have already been turned into fixes and the software is getting better in real time. Keep those comments coming. We are grateful for your support and help bringing about a revolution in universal accessibility.Many thanks,The Serotek Team … [Read more...] about Thank You for Your Support and Keep Your Comments Flowing!
System Access to Go represents a major step forward, not just in accessibility software, but in the fundamental way software is delivered. It is feature-rich, easy to use, and amazingly inexpensive. But it is in no way the end-all and be-all of what accessibility software can be. Nor was it created from whole cloth. It rests on the shoulders of accessibility giants like Ted Henter, Doug Geoffray and Dan Weirich, Jim Fruchterman, and others who broke down the barriers to the digital world and created a structure and process by which those without sight can use the computer and Internet with nearly the same ease as those with sight. Serotek gladly acknowledges its debt to those who went before. Without them there would be no adaptive technology industry. They gave us standards and a framework that makes innovation possible. At the same time, we must point out that we are standing on their shoulders, which means we are reaching higher and accomplishing new accessibility goals that are beyond the capability of traditional tools. We can do that, in part, because we joined the party after lots of the hard work was already accomplished. We didn't have to invent what was already there; nor … [Read more...] about On the Shoulders of Giants
Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christiansen recently wrote an article for Technology Review outlining the Rules for Innovation. Mr. Christiansen contends that bringing innovation to market is far less of a crap-shoot than venture capitalists pretend. In fact, he outlines a handful of conditions which almost guarantee success. His rules are: Take root in disruptionHave the necessary scope to succeedLeverage the right capabilitiesAnd disrupt competitors, not customers. We looked at Serotek’s products in the light of Mr. Christiansen’s rules and by any measure we are on track for success. I would like to give you a brief tour of Serotek’s products and compare them to the factors Mr. Christiansen has identified in his research as absolute characteristics of innovation success. Taking Root in Disruption What does this mean? The premise is relatively simple. Companies that are leaders in their markets are almost never the innovators of the next technological revolution. This happens because they are well managed and listen to their customers who always tell them that they want better and less expensive versions of what they are currently selling. Thus these market leaders … [Read more...] about Serotek And It’s Disruptive Technologies
We have fixed the home firewall issue. Well, kind of. Now, when you run SAToGO for the first time using a home firewall, you will still have to allow it to run, but that's it. No More; never again. Thanks for your challenging emails, phone calls, and comments asking us to fix that. Just goes to prove once again that when you set your will to do something, it usually gets done. … [Read more...] about More About Home Firewalls with System Access To Go
NEWS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseContact:Janelle SchulenbergTacet Consulting612email@example.comSerotek Makes Web 2.0 Accessible to the BlindTechnology Company Introduces SA To GoMinneapolis, Minn. - June 13, 2007 - Serotek Corporation, the leading provider of Internet and digital information accessibility software and services, announces the public beta release of a web application called SA To Go (System Access To Go), the first product to make Web 2.0 accessible to the blind and the visually impaired. SA To Go is a web-resident product stemming from Serotek's award-winning System Access software. More than a screen reader, System Access requires no installation and provides complete control of your e-mail, makes web surfing easy, and offers intuitive access to Microsoft Office productivity tools like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. SA To Go makes System Access available on the Web for instant operation and has no permanence on the using computer. Users can now access System Access software anytime, anywhere that Internet access is available."We believe SA To Go will revolutionize the way blind people use the computer," said Mike Calvo, CEO, Serotek Corporation, … [Read more...] about Serotek Releases the World’s First Web-based Access Technology Tool for the Blind